Attention TWKDMS: I have been in contact with just about everyone on the staff, and we are going to hold our PBIS Winter Fun tomorrow as planned. Any student unable to make it to school for safety reasons will be excused, we get it and you will not be in trouble. We also know there are plenty of kids needing a break from the cold, a hot breakfast and lunch, and a chance to see friends before vacation... and we're willing to pull that together for you through thick and thin. You matter to us. Big time. We will also plan some extra fun down the road (keeping in mind some kids probably won't be able to get in tomorrow). So - BE SAFE - and we look forward to checking in with lots of you tomorrow for the half day. As ALWAYS - Go Cougars!
DIRIGO ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the extreme flooding, road damages and power outages, RSU 56 will not have school tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20, 2023. Therefore, all practices, events and athletic transportation trips have been cancelled/postponed. Any events that are to be rescheduled will be announced once a date has been solidified. Thank you for your continued understanding and support during this time. Stay safe and well, Cougars.
Good Evening from RSU 56. Due to the extreme flooding, road damages, and power outages, RSU 56 will have a traditional No School day tomorrow, Wednesday December 20th. Please stay safe.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the power outages and extreme flooding there will be no school in RSU 56 today, December 19th. This will be a traditional no school day. Thank you and stay safe everyone!
DIRIGO ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be no in-person school for Regional School Unit No. 56 on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Therefore, all practices and events have been CANCELLED/POSTPONED for Tuesday, December 19, 2023. The rescheduled date(s) for the events will be shared accordingly when they have been solidified. Stay safe, Cougars.
Good Evening. There will be no in-person school in RSU 56 tomorrow, December 19th. The administration will meet early tomorrow morning and send out an alert on whether or not we will be providing remote instruction depending on the status of power outages in our four towns. Please stay safe and we will send out more information by 7:30am tomorrow.
Attention Parents/Guardians: Today we sent students home with what they should need for a remote learning day tomorrow JUST IN CASE that it is needed. If we have a remote learning day, students are counted as present by emailing their homeroom teacher before 10:00 am for attendance, doing their work in Google Classroom, and they can reach their teachers using Google Meets following a regular schedule. Here is a link for 2023-2023 TWKDMS Remote Day expectations : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eQE8XeNLQHByDfitfV2PBdgDm53dCvJcWHkBrJbib6k/edit?usp=sharing
Good Morning from the RSU 56 Nutrition Department, due to the possible flooding in the next few days we will be sending out storm meals today to the students whose parents requested them. These meals are currently frozen. Please store in the freezer until you need them for a remote learning day. Thank you, RSU 56 Nutrition!
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the storm, the increasing water levels, and high winds RSU 56 will be dismissing students at 11:30am today, December 18, 2023. Thank you and stay safe!
TWKDMS ATHLETICS UPDATE: The MS Girls Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at Lisbon has been POSTPONED. The date of the postponement will be announced when it has been solidified. There will be NO PRACTICE for the Girls Basketball Varsity and JV teams. There will STILL BE PICTURES taken tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 as seen within the weekly schedule. The 5th graders will travel from DES to DMS at approximately at 1:30 PM. After the pictures have been taken, the DES basketball players (both girls and boys players) that do not have practice or will not be participating in the MS Boys Basketball game can be picked up or can access their buses at DMS accordingly. Order forms to all athletes have been distributed. Please reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns prior to pictures being taken in the afternoon if needed. The MS Boys Basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 vs. Lisbon located at the TWKDMS Gym is STILL ON AS SCHEDULED. Note that the Varsity and JV teams will be playing but the developmental team will not be playing at this game. This information has been updated accordingly on the TWKDMS Weekly Calendar.
TWKDMS ATHLETICS ANNOUNCEMENT: The MS Boys Basketball JV team will NOT have practice today. All other practices will remain as scheduled.
TWKDMS Athletics Communication: The Intersquad scrimmage will be held at the TWKDMS gymnasium today. It will begin at approximately at approximately 3:00 or 3:15 PM.
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All students will bring their trimester 1 report cards home with them on Friday, December 8th.
Good Morning from RSU 56. Due to the inclement weather, there will be no school in RSU 56 today, December 4th. Stay safe and enjoy the day!
Here is the lunch menu for December.
TWKDMS ATHLETICS: The Winter basketball season began last week and we have had an incredible amount of student-athletes participating! With the increase of participants at Dirigo and across our League, we will be scheduling 'C Team Basketball' games when possible. They will be communicated via social media, the weekly calendar and the winter schedules. Our first Varsity and JV games for basketball begin within the upcoming week so check out the weekly calendar and schedules for more information! The Nordic Ski, Wrestling and Unified Basketball seasons will begin later in the winter season which will be communicated in similar ways as the starting dates approach. Visit the Dirigo Athletics hub for information related to Dirigo Athletics including the TWKDMS Athletics website, weekly calendar, winter schedules and much more! https://sites.google.com/rsu56.org/dirigoathleticshub GO COUGARS!
Attention Parents/Guardians and Students: This winter TWKDMS is teaming up with Dixfield Discount Fuel for a holiday season charitable celebration that we're calling the TWKDMS Winter Want & Wear. Students (or parents/guardians on behalf of students) can complete an application to receive (free and newly purchased) 1 "Want" item ($20-25 range) and 1 "Wear" item. These newly purchased items will be dropped off confidentially at the school for distribution. DDF does the fundraising and item purchasing, TWKDMS does the coordination plus keeps names confidential and anonymous. Applications are available starting tomorrow, 11/17/23, and DUE to TWKDMS by noon on 11/27/23. Items will be provided before the winter break. Following the link for more information (and Go Cougars!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t93483fjXUddIxyAHKb9z5n8hPCUogVv4fOPjVEZ5u8/edit?usp=sharing
Basketball practices will start on Monday, November 13th. The schedule for the week is as follows: The girls will have early practice from 2:45 to 4:15 and can ride the bus home if they have signed up for it. The boys will have the later practice from 4:15 until 5:30 and will need a ride home. Boys may stay after school in a supervised study hall until practice begins. Unfortunately, the late bus will only run on Monday and Tuesday. All athletes will need a ride home on Wednesday and Thursday. The following week, the late bus will resume its regular schedule. Athletes must have turned in their sports physical, required paperwork, and a copy of their insurance card to participate in practices.
Parents/Guardians/Community: The TWKDMS Evacuation Drill is now over as planned. Thank you to the Oxford County Sheriff's Office for their support during our drill. Go Cougars!